avid E. Petzal is the Rifles Editor for Field & Stream magazine and has undoubtedly forgotten more about guns and hunting than you'll ever hope to know. Dangerous game is any animal that can shoot back, so to speak. Beasts that can kill you range in size from leopards, at 150 pounds, up through grizzlies at 600, to elephants at 12,000. Degree of danger is not determined by size or appearance. I know four professional hunters who have been chewed by leopards, and the same number who have been killed, or nearly killed, by elephants.